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Hoyas Basketball sees the end of an era

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By David Sisk The Thompson legacy is a two-edged sword sword at Georgetown, and for the same reason it’s hard to believe how Georgetown would look when Georgetown announced this afternoon that is was terminating John Thompson III. It was one of those “Wow” moments. The Thompson name is synonymous with Hoyas Hoops. JTIII’s father, John Thompson II, built a powerhouse at the …

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Marching to Madness Episode 85: Sweet 16 East and South Region preview with David Sisk

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In part two of our 2017 NCAA tournament Sweet 16 preview, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined once again by Rivals writer and recruiting insider David Sisk. Topics of discussion include: South Carolina’s chances in matching up against Baylor, why Wisconsin’s experience matters, what Florida needs to do to advance, North Carolina’s tremendous rebounding ability, Butler’s keys to …

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SEC: Coaches’ pride and love for players on display as three SEC teams enter Sweet 16 play

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By Ken Cross The SEC’s hoops savvy just received a tremendous boost after South Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky made it into the Sweet 16 and Arkansas was about a minute away from doing the same.  Three SEC teams still fill the brackets while only one ACC team, North Carolina, carries the torch for the ACC. The Gamecocks and Gators knocked …

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So…you want to coach in the Big Ten?

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By Aaron Ettinger In a week and a half, thousands of young, aspiring college basketball coaches will make the trek to Phoenix, Arizona- the site of the NCAA Final Four. Each one will have a different background and different credentials, but one goal-to find their next employer. As they eagerly arrive, resume in hand, they will seek out every hotel …

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Marching to Madness Episode 84: Sweet 16 Midwest and West Region preview with David Sisk

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In part one of the Marching to Madness Sweet 16 preview, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Rivals college basketball writer and recruiting insider David Sisk to dive into Thursday’s Midwest and West Region action. Topics of discussion include: Michigan’s impressive play as of late, what Oregon needs to do to stop the Wolverines, Kansas’s hot shooting, …

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Big Ten Hoops: Three in Sweet 16 offers statement

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By Aaron Ettinger There was once a comparison made that the Big Ten was like a National Geographic show where animals eat their young. Not only is this a graphic depiction of the ruthless nature of the Big Ten, it could not be any more accurate this season as the conference was filled with parity and an any team can …

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Marching to Madness Episode 83: Will Wade to LSU, Brad Underwood to Illinois and more coaching carousel

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In this special coaching carousel episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into the recent coaching changes in the world of college basketball. They discuss Will Wade leaving VCU for LSU, Mike Hopkins taking over at Syracuse, Brad Underwood jumping to Illinois after one season at Oklahoma State, Kevin Keatts taking over at NC State, …

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Butler and Xavier are Big East’s lone survivors after first two rounds

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By Ethan Swiech March Madness, 2017 officially began on March 12th, when the selection committee pitted the first 68 teams (First Four and Round of 64). Of these 68 schools, seven elated Big East squads found their names on the bracket. As we head into the Sweet 16, the Butler Bulldogs and Xavier Musketeers are the only two that remain. …

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Marching to Madness Episode 82: Recap of Day 4 of the 2017 NCAA tournament

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross recap a fun-filled day four of the 2017 NCAA tournament. Topics of discussion include: Baylor’s win over USC, South Carolina’s improbably victory over Duke, North Carolina being the lone ACC team remaining in the field, Kentucky making plays late against Wichita State, Kansas in yet another Sweet …